Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to the island of Manus, Papua New Guinea (Flannery 1995).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It seems to be a largely arboreal species, and has been recorded in forested areas including a cacao plantation (Flannery 1995).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
EN
Endangered

Red List Criteria
B1ab(i,ii,iii)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Leary, T., Singadan, R. & Wright, D.

Reviewer/s
Lamoreux, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)

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Justification
Listed as Endangered as it has an extent of occurrence of less than 1,800 km², and the habitat is being fragmented by expanding plantations and human settlement. If the species is found to tolerate habitat disturbance, it may warrant downlisting.
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Population

Population
It is only known from two specimens (Flannery 1995), but there have been further collections in 2004 (but these are not yet confirmed).

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
Much of the island has been, and continues to be, cleared for plantations and human settlement. Only the areas at higher elevation are still intact.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no protected areas on the island. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, natural history, and threats to this species.
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